Living Stream Ministry

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Living Stream Ministry publishes the works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, providing the authoritative and definitive collections of treasures from these two servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. The writings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee focus on the enjoyment of the divine life, which all the believers possess, and on the building up of the church, the goal of God's work with man in this age.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Living Stream Ministry
2431 W. LA Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801


Phone: 714-991-4681

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237031637

CEO/President: Mr. Benson Phillips


Board size: 15


Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Mission statement

Statement of faith

Holding the Bible as the complete and only divine revelation, we strongly believe that God is eternally one and also eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, the three being distinct but not separate. We hold that Christ is both the complete God and the perfect man. Without abandoning His divinity, He was conceived in the womb of a human virgin, lived a genuine human life on earth, and died a vicarious and all-inclusive death on the cross. After three days He resurrected bodily and has ascended to the heavens. He is now in glory, fully God but still fully man. We look to His imminent return with the kingdom of God, by which He will reign over the earth in the millennium and in eternity. We confess that the third of the Trinity, the Spirit, is equally God. All that the Father has and is, is expressed by the Son; and all that the Son has and is, is realized as the Spirit. We further believe that mankind is in need of God's salvation. Though we were absolutely unable to fulfill the heavy demands of God's righteousness, holiness, and glory, Christ fulfilled all the requirements through His death on the cross. Because of Christ's death, God has forgiven us of our sins, reconciled us to Himself, and justified us by making Christ our righteousness. Based on Christ's redemption, God regenerates the redeemed with His Spirit to consummate His salvation, that they may become His children. Now possessing God's life and nature, the believers enjoy a daily salvation in His Body in this age and the eternal salvation in the coming age and in eternity. In eternity we will dwell with God in the New Jerusalem, the consummation of God's salvation of His elect.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating673 of 103137 of 58
Fund acquisition rating359 of 103218 of 58
Resource allocation rating466 of 103229 of 58
Asset utilization rating1006 of 103156 of 58

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,185,360$8,124,036$9,125,571$9,183,763$8,259,267
Short-term investments$571,852$400,025$464,955$320,314$270,734
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$21,995,029$18,938,164$20,840,506$18,801,307$16,441,858
Long-term investments$5,093,406$5,480,618$0$0$0
Fixed assets$76,186,197$76,085,770$77,631,451$77,128,165$77,182,145
Other long-term assets$212,302$206,058$1,638,808$1,541,445$1,457,079
Total long-term assets$81,491,905$81,772,446$79,270,259$78,669,610$78,639,224
Total assets$103,486,934$100,710,610$100,110,765$97,470,917$95,081,082
Payables and accrued expenses$1,040,138$639,431$760,469$793,025$472,172
Other current liabilities$681,223$93,119$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,721,361$732,550$760,469$793,025$472,172
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$406,985$1,234,327$534,995$813,617$556,395
Total long-term liabilities$406,985$1,234,327$5,470,939$5,946,420$5,874,927
Total liabilities$2,128,346$1,966,877$6,231,408$6,739,445$6,347,099
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$98,587,914$96,156,978$90,640,093$89,654,979$87,703,655
With donor restrictions$2,770,674$2,586,755$3,239,264$1,076,493$1,030,328
Net assets$101,358,588$98,743,733$93,879,357$90,731,472$88,733,983
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,594,019$7,967,674$3,839,668$1,644,447$2,420,650
Program service revenue$6,060,959$6,101,553$6,404,133$6,074,204$5,332,139
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$210,735$112,635$405,829$205,983$882,942
Other revenue$7,438,023$7,294,265$7,059,708$7,557,485$7,041,086
Total other revenue$13,709,717$13,508,453$13,869,670$13,837,672$13,256,167
Total revenue$16,303,736$21,476,127$17,709,338$15,482,119$15,676,817
Program services$11,427,812$13,867,180$12,139,561$10,742,444$10,768,495
Management and general$2,433,667$2,691,498$2,542,283$2,783,312$2,662,721
Total expenses$13,861,479$16,558,678$14,681,844$13,525,756$13,431,216
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,442,257$4,917,449$3,027,494$1,956,363$2,245,601
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,442,257$4,917,449$3,027,494$1,956,363$2,245,601


Samuel LeePrinting Manager$127,822
Ed MarksDirector$104,979
Ron KangasDirector$104,858
Curt KennardAssistant Treasurer$90,723
Kerry RobichauxDirector$88,430
Dennis HigashiDirector$83,609
Benson PhillipsPresident$57,181
Bryan KarrDirector$55,620
Raymond GraverTreasurer$40,914
David KooDirector$36,757
Andrew YuSecretary and VP$34,899
George DankerDirector$29,783
Joe DavisDirector$1,188

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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